16 photos which prove beyond all doubt that winter is staggeringly beautiful
In many countries, winter is truly a wonder to behold. It can make virtually any landscape unrecognisable. It's for this reason that winter is a cherished subject for photographers. Despite their freezing fingers, those with an eye for capturing this season in all it's pristine beauty continue to take amazing shots year after year.
We put together a few of the very best. Provided you're wearing a warm coat, you can't help but fall in love with this time of year!
The Multinskie Lakes, Altai region, Russia.
The Khasan river, Magadan region, Russia.
The Oka river, Tula region, Russia.
Mamai river, Irkutsk region, Russia.
Belogorsky Monastery, Perm region, Russia.
An ice grotto on Lake Baikal, Irkutsk region, Russia.
Lake Baikal, Irkutsk region, Russia.
Stalactites made of ice in a cave on Olkhon island on Lake Baikal.
A forest close to the village of Sheregesh, Kemerovo region, Russia.
A bridge over the Tsna river, Tambov region, Russia.
A municipal park in the city of Vologda, Russia.